State-by-State Chart of Landlord and Tenant Laws

Landlord-tenant laws vary from state-to-state. Every state has landlord and tenant laws designed to govern the rights and obligations of each party. These laws regulate important aspects of the landlord-tenant relationship, such as the right to evict a tenant and rental and lease agreements. The list contains some of the most important statutes in each state.

State

Statute

Alabama

Ala. Code §§ 35-9-1 to 35-9-100; 35-9A-101 to 35-9A-603

Alaska

Alaska Stat. §§ 34.03.010 to 34.03.380

Arizona

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 12-1171 to 12-1183; §§ 33-1301 to 33-1381; 33-301 to 33-381

Arkansas

Ark. Code Ann. §§ 18-16-101 to 18-16-306; 18-16-501 to 18-16-509; 18-17-101 to 18-17-913

California

Cal. Civ. Code §§ 1925 to 1954; 1961 to 1997.270

Colorado

Colo. Rev. Stat. §§ 38-12-101 to 38-12-104; 38-12-301 to 38-12-511; 13-40-101 to 13-40-123

Connecticut

Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. §§ 47a-1 to 47a-74

Delaware

Del. Code Ann. tit. 25, §§ 5101 to 5907

District of Columbia

D.C. Code Ann. §§ 42-3201 to 42-3610; D.C. Mun. Regs., tit. 14, §§ 300 to 315

Florida

Fla. Stat. Ann. §§ 83.40 to 83.682

Georgia

Ga. Code Ann. §§ 44-7-1 to 44-7-81

Hawaii

Haw. Rev. Stat. §§ 521-1 to 521-78

Idaho

Idaho Code §§ 6-201 to 6-324; §§ 55-208 to 55-308

Illinois

735 Ill. Com. Stat. §§ 5/9-201 to 321 & 765 Ill. Comp. Stat. §§ 705/0.01 to 742/30

Indiana

Ind. Code Ann. §§ 32-31-1-1 to 32-31-9-15

Iowa

Iowa Code Ann. §§ 562A.1 to 562A.37

Kansas

Kan. Stat. Ann. §§ 58-2501 to 58-2573

Kentucky

Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 383.010 to 383.715

Louisiana

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 9:3251 to 9:3261; La. Civ. Code Ann. art. 2668 to 2729

Maine

Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, §§ 6001 to 6046

Maryland

Md. Code Ann. [Real Prop.] §§ 8-101 to 8-604

Massachusetts

Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. ch. 186, §§ 1 to 22

Michigan

Mich. Comp. Laws §§ 554.131 to .201; 554.601 to 554.641

Minnesota

Minn. Stat. Ann. §§ 504B.001 to 504B.471

Mississippi

Miss. Code Ann. §§ 89-7-1 to 89-8-27

Missouri

Mo. Rev. Stat. §§ 441.005 to 441.880; §§ 535.150 to 535.300

Montana

Mont. Code Ann. §§ 70-24-101 to 70-26-110

Nebraska

Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 76-1401 to 76-1449

Nevada

Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 118A.010 to 118A.520; 40.215 to 40.280

New Hampshire

N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 540:1 to 540:29, 540-A:1 to 540-A:8

New Jersey

N.J. Stat. Ann. §§ 46:8-1 to 46:8-50; 2A:42-1 to 42-96

New Mexico

N.M. Stat. Ann. §§ 47-8-1 to 47-8-51

New York

N.Y. Real Prop. Law §§ 220 to 238; Real Prop. Acts §§ 701 to 853; Mult. Dwell. Law (all); Mult. Res. Law (all); Gen. Oblig. Law §§ 7-103 to 7-109

North Carolina

N.C. Gen. Stat. §§ 42-1 to 42-14.2, 42-25.6 to 42-76

North Dakota

N.D. Cent. Code §§ 47-16-01 to 47-16-41

Ohio

Ohio Rev. Code Ann. §§ 5321.01 to 5321.19

Oklahoma

Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 41, §§ 1 to 136

Oregon

Or. Rev. Stat. §§ 90.100 to 91.225

Pennsylvania

68 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. §§ 250.101; 399.18

Rhode Island

R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 34-18-1 to 34-18-57

South Carolina

S.C. Code Ann. §§ 27-40-10 to 27-40-940

South Dakota

S.D. Codified Laws Ann. §§ 43-32-1 to 43-32-29

Tennessee

Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 66-28-101 to 66-28-521

Texas

Tex. Prop. Code Ann. §§ 91.001 to 92.355

Utah

Utah Code Ann. §§ 57-17-1 to 57-17-5; 57-22-1 to 57-22-6

Vermont

Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 9, §§ 4451 to 4468

Virginia

Va. Code Ann. §§ 55-218.1 to 55-248.40

Washington

Wash. Rev. Code Ann. §§ 59.04.010 to 59.04.900; 59.18.010 to 59.18.912

West Virginia

W.Va. Code §§ 37-6-1 to 37-6-30

Wisconsin

Wis. Stat. Ann. §§ 704.01 to 704.50; Wis. Admin. Code 134.01 to 134.10

Wyoming

Wyo. Stat. §§ 1-21-1201 to 1-21-1211; §§ 34-2-128 to 34-2-129

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